Sunday, September 28, 2008

Nude #447 - original watercolor by Gretchen Kelly

12"x 19" - watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper

I could ground this nude with a simple horizontal line in graphite but I like the way she is floating. The abstraction of black pulls the eye into the back and the foot in fore holds her in place . Yet, she is suspended. Her hand reaching to the side anchors and suggests the platform on which she is sitting- floating.

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